I have used the role play of the Indian Removal Act. . . It is so powerful!
100 times better than History Alive which barely addresses the affects on Native Americans.
Students went deep into comparing our watered down textbooks to the dynamic social justice perspective of the Zinn curriculum. They are very critical thinkers — they wondered why our textbook doesn’t go in depth on the affects this had on Native Americans, or how the decisions of rich white men have affected the development of our country.